Wed. Jun 19th, 2024

5 steps toward a cleaner office 

If the pandemic taught us anything, it was exactly how important having a clean office is. A clean office protects you, protects your business, and saves you money. So given how important a clean office is, how do you go about achieving it? 

We’ve outlined 5 simple steps that will give you a cleaner office. 

1. Identify your cleaning needs 

First things first, you need to understand what you need to actually clean in your office. To keep a track of this, it helps to make a cleaning checklist. This should cover smaller tasks like wiping down desks, replacing toilet paper, and cleaning door handle. It should also cover larger things like cleaning windows and floors. When making this check list, make sure that you make it clear how often these tasks need to be completed because not everything needs to be done every day. 

2. Purchase supplies 

Now that you know what needs to be cleaned, it’s time to get supplies. This includes sprays, cleaners, and tools such as mops, vacuums, and more. Some items will be a one off purchase where as others may be on-going, so be sure to organise regular purchase of these important products. 

Keep in mind that these products will be stored in a safe and secure location that is easily accessible, so don’t forget to organise a storage solution. 

3. Hire Staff

With your checklist and supplies organised, you need someone to actually clean your workplace. If you’ve hired staff before, you can follow a similar formula. Advertise the position in relevant places, screen the applicants, and hire the best people that you can find. Be sure that you have an idea about wages, benefits etc before you begin this process. 

4. Train staff 

Once you’ve hired your cleaning team, you need to train them to ensure that they understand the culture of your company and that they know how to complete their assigned tasks. 

5. Skip these steps entirely 

The four previous steps are not only time consuming, but costly too. If you want to save time and money and ensure great results, the best thing that you can do is to outsource your cleaning needs to a facilities management company. They will be able to provide highly trained cleaners with all the supplies that they need to ensure that your workplace is clean, safe, and tidy every day. 

Final Thoughts

If you haven’t done so already, it may be time to outsource your cleaning needs. This will allow you to ensure that your workplace is clean which will impress both your staff and your customers too.